Former NBA and college greats will be coming to Westfield for a unique basketball event being held at Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield.
The Hoops & Dreams Basketball Challenge, being held Saturday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., will feature two teams coached by former N.Y. Knicks Larry Johnson and John Starks. On the court the teams will be led by local NBA and NCAA favorites Terry Dehere and Felipe Lopez, playing with local stars and members of the community.
Legendary streetballer "Black Jack" Ryan will put on a skills show with some of the children in
attendance and put on his famous half-time show.
The first 100 children to enter will get an autographed mini-poster.
The evening will also feature a silent auction of sports memorabilia, door prizes, a children's shoot-out and more.
Johnson, 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year winner with the Charlotte Hornets, ended his career the Knicks, where he was member of the 1999 Eastern Conference Championship team. Starks was a fan-favorite in New York and leader on the Knicks during much of the 1990s. Dehere, who was a star for Seton Hall University during the early 1990s and was the Big East's all-time point leader, played six years in the NBA. Lopez, one of the best high school players ever, is St. Johns University's all-time three point leader and played four years in the NBA.
Tickets are $35 in advance. The event is expected to sell out quickly so those interested should purchase tickets soon.
Lap seating is available for children 2 and under, free with paid adult admission.
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Holy Trinity Interparochial School
Holy Trinity Interparochial School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2011, is a pre-K through 8th grade parochial school, operating from two campuses in Mountainside and Westfield, New Jersey. As a Middle States Accredited school, it is run under the auspices of the Newark Archdiocesan School System. For more information on enrolling a child, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 233-0484.